Astrid Blazsek-Ayala is an economist and artist from Guatemala.  She has a PhD in Economics from University of Navarre, Spain (2010), and holds a degree in Advanced Studies in Photography and Management of Photographic Projects from La Fototeca and the University of San Carlos de Guatemala (2016).  She has also studied several subjects in Node Center, such as Introduction to curatorial studies, Contemporary artistic photography, Experimental processes in photography, Artistic creative process and project conceptualization, Art and feminisms, and Art, politics and activism.

Her work has participated in collective exhibitions in Guatemala in Museo Arte Guatemala (2018), Espacio Satélite (2018) and Fototropía (2016).  Her work is part of the publication Prisma Volumen II (2018).  In 2017, she co-founded the Collective Agalma, Guatemala.  In her recent work, Mythological Imaginings, she explores the crossing of one culture by another and involve the combinations, the omissions and the fading away of a culture.



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